Chapter SixTransitions and Edit Categories


The Cut

The Dissolve

The Wipe

The Fade

The Action Edit

The Screen Position Edit

The Form Edit

The Concept Edit

The Combined Edit

Now that you are familiar with basic shot types, sound assets, and some factors that lead to selecting useful clips and making a solid edit, we should really shed some light on the most common types of transitions that you will use at those edit points. We will be discussing the cut, the dissolve, the wipe, and the fade. Each one of these four transitions carries with it its own meaning when viewed within a motion media project. Audiences understand these transitions and have certain expectations around their traditional use. We will break down each ...

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